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06-28-2012, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by heusy_79 View Post
I see more than a few Ducks fans want us to take a run at Jokinen as a UFA. I don't agree...I just don't think it would be smart to give him the money and term he's likely going to end up with. I'm thinking $12MM/3yrs is going to be the ballpark and that's too much for us to justify IMO. I like Jokinen as a player and wish we could have scooped him up when his value diminished a couple years ago, but I'd rather see us start with Getzlaf/Holland/Koivu/Bonino than throw a big contract at Olli. I also think we have the assets in place to acquire a younger 2nd line center who'd be a better fit.
Ducks are at 39 million cap space, by the time they sign everyone they intended I don't think they'll get above 46-47m, and cap floor is 54.2. Some free agents will need to come in, and I'd prefer Jokinen to be 2nd line pivot.

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